As a part of the cast, she was also nominated for a total of four for she was not a part of the nominated cast on certain years depending on her number of appearances each season.
Meanwhile, she made her feature film debut with a minor role in the film in 2009.
Christie's mentor since drama school has been actor and author.
She has two older half-brothers.
Her character — an unusually tall, muscular, and plain-looking woman — is a favourite among many readers of the novels, and Christie had been proposed for the role by fans long before auditions took place.
Christie said that she could draw on her own experiences of having been bullied for her height and looks to play the part of Brienne, a role that she was passionate to play after reading the novels which the show adapts.